Liverpool boss keen to strengthen his squad

Hodgson is keen to bring in ‘five or six’ players to Anfield in January.

“We are going to be very interested in improving our squad in January,” Hodgson said in the Daily Star.

“I’m prepared to accept that a number of players we’re looking to sign do make five or six – but I don’t wish to specify positions other than one is obviously a front player.

“In January we should be really looking to solve one or two situations. We are desperately short of players. Front players.

“Having three front players at the club, and that’s if you include Ryan Babel, is nowhere near good enough.

“If Fernando (Torres) isn’t playing one week, you have got to get someone in who has got the same level of quality.”